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Hunt

1. Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773--1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
2. (William) Holman. 1827--1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
3. James. 1947--93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
4. (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910--98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
5. (James Henry) Leigh . 1784--1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley

hunt

[hənt]
(aerospace engineering)
Of an aircraft or rocket, to weave about its flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack; specifically, to yaw back and forth.
Of a control surface, to rotate up and down or back and forth without being detected by the pilot.

hunt

i. Of an aircraft: To weave about its flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack. Specifically, to yaw back and forth.
ii. Of a control surface: To rotate up and down or back and forth without being deflected by the pilot.
iii. Of a control system: To oscillate about a selected value.
iv. Of an indicator on a display: To swing back and forth or to oscillate, especially rather slowly.

hunt

To switch to a different telephone line if the first one is busy. A "hunt group" is a series of telephone lines identified as a group such that if one line is busy, the next available line is used (it "hunts" to the next line). Local telephone companies provide hunting for a relatively small monthly fee. PBXs provide this feature automatically to their station sets for outbound line access.